September 12, 2001
|`Net MD' Outline of
`Net MD' is an extended standard of music MD standard
"Rainbow Book" which contains the attestation of PC and the MD
equipment and the specifications of the forwarding format etc. of the
music data. Personal computer (PC) and mini-disc (MD) equipment are
connected by using USB(Universal Serial Bus), and the music data can be
high-speed forwarded from PC to the MD equipment while protecting the
copyright of music.
*** From CD and <electronic music>
<wiring> service which deals with `Net MD'; [It] encodes on the
hard drive of PC and the recorded music data is forwarded to the MD
equipment attested based on the copyright protection technology.;
The music data recorded in accordance with `Net MD' can be
reproduced with an existing MD equipment because there is no change in
the record method to the voice compression technology and MD media by
using MD for a present recording as a record media.
flow of Net MD
|OpenMG Jukebox||USB Connection||NetMD Equipment|
Main feature of - `Net MD'
- 1. High harmony with PC
- The music data can be forwarded from PC to the MD equipment at
high speed. USB which is a standard interface is adopted for the
connection of PC and the MD equipment and high harmony with PC is
secured. Moreover, a basic operation of the equipment for `Net MD'
can be done from PC, and the edit of the title of the music data
recorded in MD media is also possible.
- 2. It is possible to reproduce with an existing MD equipment.
- Past "ATRAC" and "ATRAC3" are adopted as a voice compression
method. In the past, the record method to MD media can reproduce the
music data recorded in accordance with `Net MD' with an existing MD
equipment because (*S) does not change. The music data recorded by
"ATRAC3" can be reproduced with the equipment for MDLP.
- 3. Achievement of copyright protection
- "OpenMG" and "MagicGate" are adopted as a copyright protection
technology. After the attestation between PC and the MD equipment is
done by "MagicGate", the music data which was encoded by "OpenMG"
and recorded on the hard drive of PC can be forwarded from PC to the
MD equipment. Moreover, a digital copy of the second generation or
more of the music data is prevented by SCMS(Serial Copy Management
- - "OpenMG" "MagicGate" "ATRAC" and "ATRAC3" are
trademarks of the Sony Ltd..
- MD format
hardware licensee enterprise
The Aiwa Ltd. is an Akai Electric
Ltd., and (*akyufeiz*) company (Asahi Breweries, Ltd.).
Electronics, Inc. is an Onkyo Ltd., a Clarion Ltd., and Kenwood
The Sansui Electric Ltd. is Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.,
and is (*shinanokenshi*) company, and a Sharp Ltd..
CORPORATION. is TEAC Corporation, Toshiba Corporation Ltd., and
The Nippon Chemi-Con Ltd. is Nippon Columbia
Co., Ltd., and Victor Company of Japan, Ltd..
Marantz Japan, Inc. is
a pioneer company, and Hitachi Ltd..
Foster Electric Co., Ltd. is a
Fujitsu Ten Ltd., Funai Electric Co., Ltd., and Matsushita Electric
Industrial Co., Ltd..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation is Mitsumi
Electric Co., Ltd., Ricoh Ltd., and Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd..
Electronics Ltd.､Anam Electronics Co., Ltd.､Becker Autoradioweak
Daewoo Electronics Co., Ltd.､Etronics Corporation､Goldstar Co.,
HHB Communications Ltd.､Lotte Electronic Corporation､Samsung
Electronics Co., Ltd､
Tae Kwang Industrial Co., Ltd.､Tonic Industries
Holdings Ltd.､Welton Electronics Limited､Ya Horng Electronics Co., Ltd.